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"The Me You Can't See": How much does Prince Harry reveal in a documentary with Oprah Winfrey?

Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry give celebrities a stage to talk about depression and its psychological demons. How much Harry reveals is eagerly awaited.

Hollywood – Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry address an important issue. In the offer of the streaming service Apple TV + (and not on Netflix, which Harry and Meghan Markle are said to have offered $ 100 million in vain for an exclusive documentary), both talk to celebrities about mental health.

In other words, it is stars like Stefani Germanotta (known as Lady Gaga) and professional basketball player DeMar DeRozan, who are staged by docudrama director Asif Kapadia (“Amy”, “Senna”) and author Dawn Porter about their inner demons , Injuries and dark days talk.

Meghan Markle, Oprah Winfrey und Prinz Harry

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Meghan Markle, Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry: Talking about depression. (Archive image)

US media such as “The Daily Beast” speculate in advance about a conversation shown in the trailer for the documentary series that Oprah Winfrey and Harry are having – without guests, it seems, just sitting across from themselves. Oprah breaks her voice as she says “I’ve learned to accept it” and Prince Harry also looks touched. It is widely expected that Harry will speak publicly for the first time about the untimely death of his mother, Princess Diana.

Focus on statements from Prince Harry about the time after his mother’s death

And about what he had to go through as a child who had to come to terms with the loss of his most important caregiver under the magnifying glass of the public. Not so long ago, the prospect that Harry could tell, for example, that his family and father could not have protected him enough from media observation during this time would have triggered panic actionism at Buckingham Palace.

The British royal family has always been considered a national cultural asset that exercises aloof composure. As a family whose staging should not be damaged by the display of internal differences. But since the prince and his wife Meghan moved to the USA and the talk with Oprah Winfrey, which received a lot of media attention, a new form of public confrontation with the royals has established itself.

At Windsor, the trailer and documentation have so far remained uncommented. “The Daily Beast” sees this as a signal that Buckingham Palace reflects the fact that commenting on the allegations from the USA would not help to make the palace look better. Rather, it is “astonishing” that the first Oprah interview with Harry and Meghan, which had drawn “a hideous picture of a loveless and racist institution”, was pearled off on the royal family in London.

Criticism from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ensures solidarity with Queen Elisabeth II.

On the contrary, it tended to increase, not break, support for Queen Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom. The death of her husband Prince Philip a few weeks after the interview was published and the “silent stoicism of the lonely queen at his slimmed-down, COVID-compliant funeral” further increased sympathy for the monarch. In addition, there was the death of one of the dog lover’s new puppies, who died at the age of only five months.

Correspondent Tom Sykes sees these circumstances as a kind of protective shield against further allegations on the part of Prince Harry, should the latter accuse his family again of a lack of humanity in the context of the documentary that will be released shortly. On the contrary, the couple’s popularity was damaged after the first interview, a survey showed that 60 percent of respondents in the United Kingdom are in favor of Harry and Meghan losing their titles or giving up voluntarily.

Prince Harry: “Seeking help is not a sign of weakness”

The numbers in the USA are different. According to a “YouGov” survey, only 13 percent of those questioned are behind the Queen, whereas Harry and Meghan have 29 percent approval. A “positive opinion” about Prince Harry is given by 54 percent of the US respondents, Meghan Markle comes to 48 percent. Markle experiences little sympathy among supporters of Donald Trump, against whom, according to rumors, she could run as Democratic presidential candidate in 2024; only ten percent of Trump fans find the former actress likeable.

Help with mental pain

Help with depression is offered by telephone counseling around the clock, free of charge and anonymously.

Telephone number: 0800 – 111 0 111 or 0800 – 111 0 222

Thus, the content and statements of the recent conversations between Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey will have a decisive influence on the reputation of the exiled prince both in his own country and in his wife’s country of birth. A sentence from Harry’s trailer could indicate the direction of the conversation: “The decision to seek help is not a sign of weakness. In today’s world it is a sign of strength. “(Mirko Schmid)

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